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Nicholls post-Gustav update #2

THIBODAUX – Nicholls State University will resume classes on Wednesday, Sept. 10. The power on campus has been restored, with the exception of residence halls B and C and La Maison du Bayou Apartments. Entergy is working diligently to have power to these building restored as soon as possible.

Once power is restored to these buildings, residents will be notified and a time and date will be scheduled for these students to return to campus. Out-of-state and international students who were housed at Louisiana Tech University will be moved back to the Nicholls campus on Saturday, Sept. 6.

Residents of Scholars Hall, Ellender Hall, North and South Babington halls and Calecas Hall can return to campus at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6.

All university offices will open at 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 8, and all personnel are to report to work. Faculty must be available to students during normal university hours of operation beginning Monday.

In the meantime, faculty members are asked to begin immediately to update and develop coursework on Blackboard and communicate with their respective students. Faculty who need assistance with Blackboard can report to rooms 101 and 102 Betsy Cheramie Ayo Hall beginning Monday, Sept. 8, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Students who cannot return to class due to hardship should contact their instructors through Blackboard, e-mail or by telephone. “The university is committed to aggressively work with students who may be unable to return to class for an extended period of time,” Nicholls President Stephen Hulbert said. “We will make every resource available to students who were adversely affected and who need special assistance to resume their coursework.”

Dr. Hulbert also asks that all faculty, staff and students disseminate this message to friends, colleagues and family members who are members of the Nicholls family and who may not have internet or telephone access.

Please continue to monitor your Nicholls e-mail account and the university Web site at www.nicholls.edu or http://emergency.nicholls.edu.

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